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Another job gets automated

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by lsiunsuex, Mar 8, 2017.

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  1. lsiunsuex

    lsiunsuex Low-Roller

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    No way. Do away with a friendly chat or a human to bitch to? No way.
     
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    I'm with Breeze. For us, everything in life does not need to be instantaneous and/or cheap and/or sure-fire. It just doesn't.

    This isn't directed at the OP or necessarily this board but seeing the escalating gripes online, why does anyone even travel? I get it, things change, perhaps not for the "better," people like things "their" way -- we're habitual creatures -- but at the end of the day, it all still sure beats being six feet under.
     
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  4. lsiunsuex

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    No offense taken on my part - maybe it's just where we live; drinks at bars tend to be inconsistent at the same bar, let alone across different bars.

    I have actually tried to strike a conversation with a bar tender in vegas a few times; making eye contact, trying to start a little chit chat myself and nothing - bar wasn't even busy nor did they have tasks (cleaning glasses, re-stocking, etc...) - maybe it was just a miss.
     
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    :thumbsup: Thanks for seeing the post as intended.

    Oh, and I get bad service, drives me nuts.
     
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    Thanks for this.
     
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    Its not a sign of the future, its a gimmick. It would be way more expensive to buy and maintain a robot then to employ a human. Someone has to maintain the thing and that job pays more then a bartender.

    Just look at the escalators. They "automated" stairs years ago and you can see how well that worked out.
     
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    Agreed, I would say it is more than a gimmick but your spot on. Bartenders do not make a ton of money (from the employers) Most of their money comes from tips..
     
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    Sign of the times. Old fart dinosaurs like us will cringe, but the youth of today who have no idea how to communicate without an app of some sort, will fit right in.
     
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    Heck I'd visit this bar, because its a really unique and cool idea!

    I don't see every bar doing this, but it's definitely worth seeing and trying at least once.
     
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    even though they may work for tips, there are plenty of workers in the services industry with a surly attitude. so this automated concept may appeal to some. however, I would not want it to put people out of work. not that I think it will, it is more of a gimmick as stated above. the fact that it is on the strip would make me steer clear of it. I'd have more fun at a dive such as stage door.
     
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    Agreed that it's a gimmick, but I'd stop in to see it. Hell, I'm still fascinated by that four way elevator inside the soda bottle machine.
     
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    Anybody in the service industry - especially in Las Vegas - who gives me a surly attitude isn't getting tipped by me, barring unforseen circumstances.

    Would I go to any bar featuring rhis robot as some sort of drawing card? Maybe once. What would happen if any casino tried "employing" such a contraption? Might as well go all the way and have it "staffing" one of rhe bars which electronically tracks your play before spitting out drink tickets
     
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    Maybe I can send my robot self to Vegas and watch myself having fun.
     
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    Everyone arguing against this - and I'm not saying I'm for it - I was just sharing an article - isn't this kinda similar to slot machines giving out slips and not coins anymore? We're not huge gamblers, but that always kinda bothered me. The sound of the coins dropping into the pan; people walking around with a bucket of coins, etc... To me, that was always apart of the "casino experience". Isn't this just another form of saving money / increasing profits / making something faster?
     
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    Dropping coins or printing a ticket, neither act involved human-to-human interaction.
     
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    I wouldn't bank on that. Human bartenders, as seen through a few posts can make drinks inconsistently or can be bribed/tipped to over pour. The robots would make ever drink to specification, eliminating waste of product and increasing the yield on a bottle of booze. Just watch Jon Taffer bitch about Bevintel reports on Bar Rescue and how much money is lost on employee laziness or theft.
     
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    There's places where this will work. On cruises, where there's nothing to do but drink...great idea. At some targeted demographic bar in Vegas...great idea. At the spring break destination in [insert warm place here]? Sure, kids love it.

    Oak paneled walls with aged leather and marble where we do not serve drinks akin to slushees or milk shaes? No. Not happening. You're gonna have to decide on what the 'bartender' experience is that you're going for. This might be one of those efficiencies that falls into the niche category. Whiskey over ice...how complex is that?
     
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    Yep.

    Tap Room. Pebble Beach. This would be a fail of epic proportions.

    Agreed, in some, even many applications, this would work. As DR noted, pretty simple with pre-fab spring break abominations. But I like to see the fresh lime squeezed into my Margarita, simple syrup, rocks, liberal application of a proper silver tequila, tiny splash of Cointreau. Or a proper Mai Tai? Nope. Beer? Sure. Again, location- and situation-specific. But I often don't know what I want, and I like to drink locally at home and on the road. What's a vending machine going to tell me about the taste profiles?
     
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    You know, I'm staring to think we take our drink more seriously here than our gambling. :thumbsup:
     
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